Arts in the Arboretum

Arts in the Arboretum includes a free series of music and theatre performances in the intimate setting of the Patricia McCain Outdoor Classroom (Amphitheater) in Frontier Park. The series features a wide variety of local talent throughout the evening. Sit on our stone risers or bring your own blanket or chairs. Our thanks to the McCain Foundation and American Federation of Musicians, Local 17 for their support.


The concerts are also supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.



7:00 – 8:30 pm

      • July 6 – Ruby Port Band
      • July 13 – Familiar Spirit Band
      • July 20 – Bangerzz
      • July 27 – Breeze Band
      • August 10 – Tennessee Back Porch
      • August 17 – Mambo (Rescheduled from Aug 3 due to weather)  — Well, it’s happening again. Due to the high potential for thunderstorms, the Mambo concert is being cancelled. 

Noon – 1:00 pm

  • July 16 – Erie Philharmonic Brass Quintet
  • August 13 – Erie Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet


7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • July 10, 12, 18 — King Lear
  • July 11, 17, 19 — As You Like It

Shakespeare Summer Nights presented by Gannon University’s Theatre Department. In case of rain, theatre performances will be held at Schuster Theatre.